Helen Ward

By the numbers: Bullying blights British schools

UK ranks in the higher reaches of the Pisa world league table on bullying

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Bullying is a major issue in UK schools, with new data revealing that nearly a quarter of pupils are bullied “at least a few times a month”.

The latest report from the Programme for International Student Assessment, entitled Students’ Wellbeing, is based on a survey of 15-year-olds. It shows that on average, across developed countries, 18.7 per cent of pupils are bullied at least a few times a month – but this rises to 23.9 per cent in the UK.

Pupils in Hong Kong say they are the most at risk, with 32.3 per cent saying that they were bullied at this frequency.

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